Sexual and reproductive health

Global and regional estimates of violence against women

Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence

WHO, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council

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Publication details

Number of pages: 51
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English
WHO reference number: 978 92 4 156462 5


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The report presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows, for the first time, global and regional estimates of the prevalence of these two forms of violence, using data from around the world. Previous reporting on violence against women has not differentiated between partner and non-partner violence.


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